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Deanxit

Last updated on 08/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Flupentixol + Melitracen

CHINESE NAME: 得安緒

DRUG CLASS: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics

SUB CLASS: Tricyclic antidepressants, Typical antipsychotics

USED FOR: Depression

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 0.5mg/10mg (tablets)

What is Deanxit for?

Deanxit is a combination of two psychotropic substances, Flupentixol and Melitracen, which are typical antipsychotic and tricyclic antidepressant respectively. They regulate some neurotransmitters in the brain in many different pathways to treat depression with symptoms such as anxiety, asthenia, neuroses, apathy, and dysphoria. 

How to use it?

Deanxit is taken orally as tablets. The usual dose is 1 tablet twice daily in the morning and at noon. In more severe cases, you may need to increase the morning dose to 2 tablets. Swallow the tablet whole with water.

What are the side effects of Deanxit?

Common side effects of Deanxit include constipation, insomnia, fatigue, restlessness, dry mouth, or dizziness.

Who should not take Deanxit?

– People who are allergic to Deanxit or any component of the formulation
– Patients with coma, blood disorders, pheochromocytoma or heart problems.
– Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, such as Selegiline, Rasagiline.

Pharmacist Tips:

Although Deanxit is a non-sedating medication in recommended dosage range, you may still need to be cautioned about your ability to drive or operate machinery because it may still affect your concentration and attention.

Common dosing schedule:
Deanxit can be taken with or without food. 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Deanxit may interact with:
Lithium
Methyldopa
– Anticholinergic agents, e.g. Ipratropium, Tiotropium, Hyoscine

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Deanxit in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Deanxit is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Deanxit in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.